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Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Jorge Marti  about social movements in 2020 in both South and North America, how Neo Liberalism and decades of austerity have left powerful capitalism societies unprepared for the pandemic. His views about new President Joe Biden as compared to Donald Trump
Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Graham about the thousands of people trying to flee Honduras, how the western media and politicians have let us down by presenting these humanitarian crisis without any context. Never is it mentioned how US and Canadian resource industries are complicit in the suffering of these people, their role in installing repressive Coup governments. If we had proper context and info we could act to make our governments and corporations respect human rights and prevent much unnecessary suffering.
John Holloway (born 1947) is a lawyer, Marxist-oriented sociologist and philosopher, whose work is closely associated with the Zapatista movement in Mexico, his home since 1991. It has also been taken up by some intellectuals associated with the piqueteros in Argentina; the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in South Africa and the Anti-Globalization Movement in Europe and North America. He is currently a teacher at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Puebla. John Holloway author of Crack Capitalism and Changing the world without Taking Power speaks of the role of the individual in perpetuating a system based on capital and consumption. As John puts it, the question we should be asking is Not how do we defeat capitalism but Why do we keep reproducing it everyday
Sylvia Richardson of Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea, Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State. Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes, It’s a Matter of Asking. Visit www.cowswithguns.com for more info.
Sylvia Richardson host of Latin Waves, speaks with Yves Engler about the face of imperialism. President Nicolás Maduro has won a new 6-year term in the election held on December 6, 2020. The United States says it won't recognize the results and its considering new oil sanctions against Venezuela. In this interview we speak about the nature of imperialism in the 21 century.
Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion with Jorge Marti, secretariat of Hands off Venezuela talks about the election in Venezuela and Latin American policy despite which party rules in the US, recent uprisings in Latin American over the last year, what COVID19 shows us about the global economy and way forward for social movements.
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks to author Arnold August about colonialism in the 21st century. The role Canadian international policy has taken in Latin America in the ousting of democratically elected governments. And the power of social movements in reimagining a world without imperial powers and colonial plundering.
This interview aired in 2011 and is still relevant today, Sister Kelleher passed on Aug 16 2013 and her life continues to be an inspiration to all***Gives us all something to think about at this time of year** We speak to Sister Elizabeth Kelleher, an 85 year old nun with the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, we talk about her efforts to stop more gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the poorest postal code in Canada. Sister Elizabeth is a pillar in the Downtown Eastside where she tirelessly gives of her time and continues to be a source of inspiration for many, many people. She operates a soup kitchen that feeds between 300 and 500 of the city’s most poverty stricken each day. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 homeless people in BC , of which 32 percent are aboriginal, and amongst women, 50 percent. A homeless person dies every 12 days in B.C. Conservative Estimates put the national homeless numbers at close to 300,000. The annual cost of homelessness in Canada in 2007 was approximately $4.5 to $6 billion in emergency services, community organizations, and non-profits. The cost both financially and morally of doing nothing is tremendous. Canada is the only G8 country without a national housing plan or poverty reduction strategy.
This interview aired in 2011 and is still relevant today, Sister Kelleher passed on Aug 16 2013 and her life continues to be an inspiration to all***Gives us all something to think about at this time of year** We speak to Sister Elizabeth Kelleher, an 85 year old nun with the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, we talk about her efforts to stop more gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the poorest postal code in Canada. Sister Elizabeth is a pillar in the Downtown Eastside where she tirelessly gives of her time and continues to be a source of inspiration for many, many people. She operates a soup kitchen that feeds between 300 and 500 of the city’s most poverty stricken each day. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 homeless people in BC , of which 32 percent are aboriginal, and amongst women, 50 percent. A homeless person dies every 12 days in B.C. Conservative Estimates put the national homeless numbers at close to 300,000. The annual cost of homelessness in Canada in 2007 was approximately $4.5 to $6 billion in emergency services, community organizations, and non-profits. The cost both financially and morally of doing nothing is tremendous. Canada is the only G8 country without a national housing plan or poverty reduction strategy.
Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen about our “dead culture” of state Fundamentalism. Jensen says that absolute beliefs that ignore life’s complexities are used to support the politics of empire. He gives examples of these, including market fundamentalism (capitalism), moral fundamentalism (of spreading ‘democracy’), or technological fundamentalism – the belief that technology will solve the environmental problems it causes. Jensen claims that capitalist fundamentalism is in fact incompatible with Christianity, which. like many the other great religions, are calls to recognize the universal human family. He describes alternative types of power that can lead to a hopeful future.
Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen about our “dead culture” of state Fundamentalism. Jensen says that absolute beliefs that ignore life’s complexities are used to support the politics of empire. He gives examples of these, including market fundamentalism (capitalism), moral fundamentalism (of spreading ‘democracy’), or technological fundamentalism – the belief that technology will solve the environmental problems it causes. Jensen claims that capitalist fundamentalism is in fact incompatible with Christianity, which. like many the other great religions, are calls to recognize the universal human family. He describes alternative types of power that can lead to a hopeful future.
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another. Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another. Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.
David Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people driving them to migrate. He also speaks about how immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Illegal People explains why current immigration policy produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society.
Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author Yves Engler about the recent backlash against the film Planet of the Humans. “It should not be controversial to note that the corporate consumption juggernaut is destroying our ability to survive on this planet. From the agriculture industry raising animals to plastic manufacturers’ waste killing sea life to the auto industrial complex’s greenhouse gases, the examples of corporations wreaking ecological havoc are manifold” says Engler. The interview is about the political and personal co-creation of the world we live in, the struggles shaping our world and the inspiring struggles that brought us to this moment.
We are in the midst of class war says Ellen Brown speaking with Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson The pandemic reveals the government can make available money on demand. Unfortunately the money has been channeled to bail out banks once again.
The current coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis. It is a crisis deeply rooted in years of neglect by neoliberal governments that denied the importance of public health and the public good while defunding the institutions and decades of austerity. Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Marti about government’s response to the coronavirus in Western countries, the impact of decades of austerity and neoliberalism policies on health institutions. This pandemic is a call for an end to all sanctions, causing needless death.
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Alfredo Gonzalez Valenzuela an environmental scientist and host of Climate Front Line, how it is not enough to understand the science, it is necessary to have a relational connection to nature, and to peoples most impacted by exploitative processes of development. To understand each other as equals and to change the narrative of the real impacts of climate change and global development.
David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. He has written several books and numerous articles on the subject. His most recent book is In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: , David Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farm workers who are responsible for making California Americas breadbasket. Combining haunting photographs with the voices of migrant farm workers. Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to David about how US foreign policies combined with regressive trade agreements have been responsible for displacing millions of people from countries like El Salvador, Haiti and Mexico, and how Trump is adding insult to injury by repealing the TPS Status (Temporary Protected Status) from people who have been living and contributing to American society for many decades. And how as citizens we must stand together and protect those most vulnerable despite who the president is.
Silvia Federici Silvia Federici is a feminist activist and scholar whose writing and political activities contribute to a broad Autonomist tradition. With intellectual generosity, sharp, nonconformist thought, and searing critiques of capitalist society, her work has inspired social activists associated with the rise of the alter-globalization movement. Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Silvia about the COVID19 crisis, how capitalism is a system in constant crisis and how they will use COVID to further consolidate wealth in society, how we don’t want to return to what is considered normal, how communities have come together to face this crisis and how we need community to come together after COVID to address the wide spread job losses and social despair.
Sylvia Richardson host of Latin Waves speaks with Yves Engler about the Canadian government's political aggression against Venezuela: attempted invasion in May, sanctions in the midst of the COVID pandemic taking place along sanctions from the USA, and backing of the coup in Bolivia, that installed a pro USA corporate government. The inherent racism in the extractivist imperialism being imposed in the name of Canadians but in the economic interest of the Mining Sector capitalists. He connects the domestic aggression against Wet’suwet’en people and the bullying of Venezuela as being signs of who is guiding the Canadian policy internally and abroad. Music by Calle13
Sylvia Richardson host of Latin Waves speaks with Arnold August about Canada's overt political and economic interference in Venezuela. The Military invasion of May 3 launched from Colombia. Arnold succinctly speaks of the external imperialism and domestic colonialism we face, how it is not enough to change governments from conservative, to liberal, what we need is systemic change.
Sylvia Richardson host of Latin Waves speaks with Director of Common Frontiers Raul Burbano about Canada's efforts to over throw the Venezuelan elected president Nicolas Maduro. The punitive sanctions in a time of pandemic. What this time of pandemic means for social movements
Marcelo Saavedra A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network. He speaks to Latin Waves about the need to protect indigenous languages as these languages change how we view the world. He challenges the western notion of rights and how the paradigm shift that’s taking place must have women front and center. “If we can harness that wisdom that is embedded in our ancestral cultures, we can get rid of capitalism, patriarchy , Globalization and colonialism. And Women are a central central piece in this puzzle”
Marcelo Saavedra A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network. He speaks to Latin Waves about the need to protect indigenous languages as these languages change how we view the world. He challenges the western notion of rights and how the paradigm shift that’s taking place must have women front and center. “If we can harness that wisdom that is embedded in our ancestral cultures, we can get rid of capitalism, patriarchy , Globalization and colonialism. And Women are a central central piece in this puzzle”
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Podcast Details

Created by
Sylvia and Stuart Richardson
Podcast Status
Idle
Started
Nov 20th, 2013
Latest Episode
Feb 1st, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
235
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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